The Tourism Authority of Thailand is set to welcome the world’s largest gathering of professionals involved in the luxury wedding industry at the fourth annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress (DWP).
Organized by Dubai-based QnA International, DWP Congress is held annually at preferred venues for destination weddings—a factor that distinguishes it from other congresses as it captures and underscores the essence of destination weddings, the location.
This is the first time that DWP Congress will be held in Asia, the three previous editions have been held in Greece, Mauritius, and Florence.
Thailand has long been a hotspot for tourism, and in recent times has gained popularity as a venue for destination weddings and romance travel. In a report generated by QnA International at the end of the 3rd DWP Congress in Florence in 2016, Thailand was frequently cited as a preferred or emerging destination of choice for clients from Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Australasia.
“Thailand is known for its luxurious beach and spa resorts, the breath-taking views, pristine beaches, lively entertainment, amazing hospitality and the mouth-watering cuisine – it’s truly no surprise that it is one of the most popular locations picked for overseas weddings! Thailand is the first country in Asia to be chosen for this initiative and these factors played a big role in selecting the destination and the experience it will provide to these high-profile buyers” explained Ackash Jain, Director of QnA International.
From professional wedding planners to photographers, leading wedding venues and destinations, world renowned destination photographers, exquisite jewellery designers, inspiring couture designers, extraordinaire travel partners and planners the Tourism Authority of Thailand will host over 450 professionals from the wedding industry covering 65 countries in a two-day, by-invite only congress.
The DWP Congress is the only event of its kind in the world built on a solid business format which brings luxury destination wedding planners, leading wedding suppliers and creative partners under one roof. This year’s edition is set to offer a bigger range of destination wedding venues and suppliers along with more networking opportunities.
“We are delighted to welcome the wedding planners and the key influencers in the global wedding business to Phuket, Thailand.This 4th Destination Wedding Planner Congress 2017 will be an opportunity for us to showcase our readiness and potential in promoting Thailand as an international romance destination, through our professionalism, hospitality, creativity, as well as, our Thai Touch. Not only Phuket, but our main destinations in other provinces can also offer you various experiences suitable as a wedding destination; such as, Chiang Mai in the North, our capital Bangkok, or the internationally well-known Ko Samui and Krabi,” said Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Tourism Authority of Thailand over the past year. We have had first-hand experience of the famous Thai hospitality and warmth, and have had some fabulous experiences. Thailand has a lot to offer, and we are sure that it is set to showcase all it has at the congress,” noted Ackash Jain.
The 4th annual congress will provide space for a record number of pre-arranged business meetings between suppliers and buyers.
The fact that only selected professionals from all over the world attend DWP Congress makes it an ultra-important, and highly-focused event for everyone attending.
With the ground-breaking conference sessions, numerous networking opportunities, luncheons and dinners, the DWP Congress is set for an energetic, and informative three-days.
The 4th Destination Wedding Planners Congress will take place from on 02 – 04 May 2017 at Phuket, Thailand.